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Lola and Mila have learned that it is not difficult to get their families to eat foods lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
How Lola and Mila switched their families from whole milk to fat-free milk
Lola and Mila slowly changed the milk their family drank from whole milk to fat-free milk. The first month, they served reduced-fat (2%) milk. During the next month, they served low-fat (1%) milk. Finally, they made the switch to fat-free milk. The change was so slow that they could not even taste the difference.
Try some simple changes:
Lola Idad has learned that eating foods high in saturated fat can raise her blood cholesterol level. So she has modified her favorite bibingka (sweet rice cake) recipe by using low-fat milk for the coconut milk and low-fat tub margarine for the butter. Now the bibingka is lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, and it still tastes great.
Make your personal pledge to do what Lola has done! Look at these examples:
Write the changes you will make this week: (fill in)
The health of you and your family is priceless. Value it!
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012